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St. Charles Christmas Traditions: Bring the Holiday Season to Life

From the moment you step out of your car and onto the cobblestones of Saint Charles’ Historic Main Street, it begins. Time slips away and, regardless of your age, childhood returns as Christmas Traditions come to life. Breathe deeply. Do you smell the evergreen boughs draped across shop doors, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, the scent of freshly baked cookies wafting on a breeze? Listen. Can you hear them? Carolers are singing as they stroll along the street, Jack Frost is up to mischief and Santa Claus is chuckling a deep “Ho! Ho! Ho!” From Nov. 25 through Dec. ...

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Christmas Traditions: Your Chance to Dream Again

“I wanna see Christmas through your eyes; I want everything to be the way it used to be …” If you can relate to Gloria Estefan when she sings “Christmas Through Your Eyes,” then you owe it to yourself to head to Historic Main Street and experience the wonder that is Saint Charles Christmas Traditions. Come with the kids – borrow some if you have to – and watch as they exclaim over meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus. Share in their delight as they meet and greet more than 40 Legends of Christmas, including Jack Frost, Susie Snowflake, the Sugar ...

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‘Tis the Season to Celebrate!

Cottleville Think you have the best-looking light display in Cottleville? Here’s your chance to prove it. Enter the city’s Christmas Light Contest. There is no application or entry fee required and all residents, businesses and organizations within the city limits are eligible. Judging takes place the week of Dec. 11-14, so make certain to keep the lights on from dusk until 9 p.m. A congratulatory sign will be placed in the yards of the first-, second- and third-place winners on Dec. 15. For more information, call (636) 498-6565 or visit www.cityofcottleville.com. Lake Saint Louis The Meadows at Lake Saint Louis, ...

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Everything you need to now about CELEBRATE ST. PETERS 2016

What to know before you go Before you head to 370 Lakeside Park to enjoy all the fun of Celebrate St. Peters, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the festival regulations below.   WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING Lawn chairs or blankets to sit on during the Celebrate St. Peters concerts. Seating is available on the lawn and on paved surfaces. Cash for concessions and game tickets, checks or credit cards may be accepted by a limited number of vendors. An ATM machine is available onsite for guests needing cash during the event. Soft drinks and food, but no ...

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Celebrate St. Peters to include classic rock, circa 1970

Major musical acts with hits that go back to the 1960s and 1970s will provide the main stage entertainment at the annual Celebrate St. Peters festival set for Sept. 16-17. Lisa Bedian, St. Peter’s communications director, announced the musical lineup – which includes Firefall, Orleans and Randy Bachman, co-founder of Bachman, Turner Overdrive – at the city’s Board of Aldermen work session on June 23. Firefall, whose hits include “Strange Way” and “Just Remember I Love You” takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. The band also all appeared at the celebration last year. Following Firefall will ...

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What you MUST know about the O’Fallon Heritage and Freedom Festival

In celebration of America’s birthday the city of O’Fallon again hosts the Heritage & Freedom Fest, its biggest festival of the year, on July 2-4. The Ozzie Smith Sports Complex is transformed for the explosive event. Admission, parking and entertainment are free. The three-day holiday weekend opens with Family Day on Saturday, July 2. During Family Day, unlimited ride wristbands are available for purchase at booths on the grounds for $20 each. In addition to carnival rides, guests can enjoy midway games and concessions. Plus, for just $5 per session, kids can be kids with KnockerBall and the Krazy Kidz ...

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Desperately seeking trombonists

Dr. Jeff Barudin, associate professor of music at Lindenwood University and the new director of its orchestra, has announced that the orchestra will begin welcoming musicians from the community this fall.

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